Dragora GNU/Linux-Libre

GNU/Linux distributions

  1. The first step is to identify the device to use. Using lsblk I see that my USB device is sdb. You can use fdisk -l, dmesg, or blkid as well.

    sdb  8:16   1  28.7G  0
    
  2. Download the syslinux package via jul or manually. If you’re not running Dragora try your distribution’s package manager.

  3. Download the ISO from one of the mirrors.

  4. To be able to write the ISO to an USB we need to make it “hybrid”. We run the isohybrid command from the syslinux package:

    isohybrid dragora-2.2-i486.iso
    
  5. The last step is to write the ISO to our device. Use the name found in step 1 and replace sdb in the following command with it:

    dd if=dragora-2.2-i486.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=1024k
    
  6. Now the USB stick is ready for booting. Before you start the installer you need to mount it and when the installer asks for the location of the files you put in the mount point instead of choosing the “CD” option. lsblk is not available from the ISO but you can use fdisk -l or similar instead.

    mount /dev/sdb1 /var/mnt/hd
    

    Now you can partition your hard disk drive and run the installer. Unmount after the installer and before you restart:

    umount /var/mnt/hd
    

Windows systems

See Rufus.